Securing your data in the digital age is very challenging, but it has never been more necessary. We just looked at the hair-raising cost of a data breach in 2018 and we know that employees are often the weakest link. In fact, over 90% of all cyber-attacks are successfully executed with information stolen from employees, according to the Identity Management Institute.
The majority of these employees are the innocent victims of phishing attacks, but former, or even current, employees with an axe to grind can also cause enormous damage and typically prove more difficult to root out. There’s no doubt that security awareness training is vital, but it’s not enough on its own.
As many as 47% of all data breaches were caused by hackers or criminal insiders, according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study, and these breaches were more costly